3 Natural Ways To Rid Your Chicken Coop Of Rodents

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Raising backyard chickens can be a great way to gain access to fresh eggs throughout the year. Unfortunately, putting a chicken coop in your yard could result in some unwanted guests. Rodents like mice, rats, and voles can frequently be found living near chicken coops, so rodent control is an important concept for you to master if you plan to raise backyard chickens. Here are three safe and natural ways to rid your chicken coop of rodents in the future.

23 March 2015

Child Leaving For College? Give Him Or Her A Memory Quilt

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If your child is leaving home for college, you should make him or her a memory quilt. This quilt will remind your child of their days at home when they are homesick and missing you. If you do not know how to quilt on your own, you can hire someone to do it for you. The Quilt You can make a memory quilt any way you want. One idea is to use a section for each period of your child's life, such as the baby and toddler years, middle years, and teen years.

6 March 2015

Three Furniture Design Tips For The Perfect Bedroom

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Decorating your bedroom can be a tricky task. You spend more time there than in any other room of your home, but you're not actively "using" the room during that time. Do you make it super comfortable, or keep it basic? Like with any room of your house, it's important to consider design and function as a whole. Here's a look at three bedroom furniture design tips to make sure you are getting the best use out of your sleeping space.

26 February 2015

Where There's Smoke, There's Fire: How Using The Right Oil Can Save Your Stove

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There's a reason that most comfort food involves a bunch of oil and grease--it makes everything more delicious! Unfortunately, grease fires are very common, with 67% of home fires beginning in America beginning in kitchens. Even without damage to your home, a fire can easily cause damage to your oven and range hood, causing expensive appliance repair fees or even full replacements. Though there are many tips to prevent grease fires, one that is commonly overlooked is the type of oil used while cooking.

18 February 2015

The Most Important Step In Refinishing Ornate Mahogany Furniture

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There might be nothing more beautiful in the furniture world than a well made, ornately carved piece of mahogany, whether it be on a headboard, chair, bench, table, or anywhere else in the house. It is for this reason that it is imperative to make the most out of such a gorgeous piece, and sometimes this means refinishing the entire thing. Done incorrectly, you could end up with a ruined hunk of wood and a nightmare of a piece of furniture.

9 February 2015

You Can Decorate Your Own Windows

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Are you redecorating your home, or are you starting from scratch? Either way, you can decorate your windows in a way that will look like a professional did them. And, you don't even need a sewing machine!  Your Kitchen Windows - Often the most popular gathering place for friends and family, you can have a lot of fun with the window treatments for your kitchen. Consider purchasing large embroidered dish towels for an old-fashioned look.

30 January 2015

Tips For Creating Stunning Landscape Effects With Container-Grown Ornamental Grasses

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You can grow many different types of plants in containers and place them directly in the garden or use them to decorate a deck or patio. When growing ornamental grasses in containers, you must take drainage, soil content, pot size and moisture into consideration. Following a few tips can help you successfully grow ornamental grasses in containers and incorporate them beautifully into your landscape design.  Use A Step-By-Step Approach for Potting Grasses 

27 January 2015